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Farmland values dip over the past year

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Big jumps in farmland values seem to be ending in Nebraska; at least, somewhat. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey discloses a two percent drop overall in agricultural land values. The survey covers the 12-month period which ended February 1st. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen explain that “average” doesn’t tell the whole […]

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Unemployment rate up a bit; Nebraska still has lowest in country

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The state unemployment rate ticked up a bit in May. Nebraska Department of Labor officials report the state unemployment rate rose from 2.5% in April to 2.6% in May. Though the state unemployment rate is one-tenth of a percent higher, it is still nearly a full percentage point lower that in May of last year […]

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Will home runs return to CWS?

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A new flat seam ball has brought the home run back into college baseball this season but will it mean more round-trippers at the College World Series. Damani Leech of the NCAA says home runs were up 40 percent during the regular season and up 50 percent during post-season play. In the four years the College […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops, again

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate continues to drop, now at 2.5%. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the state unemployment rate for April dropped a tenth of a percent from March to settle at 2.5%, down nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. According to the department, Nebraska’s total nonfarm employment topped one million, […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation

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The state unemployment rate fell to 2.7%, the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for February stood at 2.7%, seasonally adjusted, down two-tenths of a percent from January, down nearly a percent from February of last year. The state unemployment rate for Nebraska also dropped below the […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops below three percent

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The state unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for January dropped to 2.9%; down two-tenths of a percent from December and half a percentage point from January a year ago when the unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm […]

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Hot shooting Ohio State just too much for Nebraska

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Ohio State (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) shot 53 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 from 3-point range. Jae’Sean Tate led all players with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and seven rebounds to pace four Buckeyes in double figures. Sam Thompson added 15 points, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, while Shannon Scott and D’Angelo Russell chipped […]

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Big first half run lifts Iowa over the Huskers

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Iowa silenced a sellout crowd on Huskers Legends Weekend with a 21-2 run to close the first half in an eventual 74-46 victory over the Huskers Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes (17-10, 8-6 Big Ten) led wire to wire, shooting 50 percent from the field with three players in double figures. Aaron White led Iowa with 18 points […]

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Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about hiring

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A survey of Nebraska businesses described many as “solidly optimistic” about employment, with slightly less than a quarter of those surveyed stating they plan to add jobs this year. Only six percent expect to cut jobs. The survey was taken by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Its director, Eric Thompson, […]

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MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers

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Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin He...

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Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason

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After calls were challenged every 1.9 games and overturned at a 47 percent clip during the first regular season of expanded replay, those numbers have dropped to one challenge every 2.8 games with a reversal rate of 33 percent in the postseason.

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Willingham refutes report of retirement

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Royals outfielder and designated hitter Josh Willingham shot down a published report from St. Paul, Minn., that he is "100 percent retiring."

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Hosmer says hand is almost fully healed

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Eric Hosmer's bruised right hand originally occurred in a July 20 loss to the Red Sox. Hosmer, who returned to the lineup Tuesday, said he's close to 100 percent healed.

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Highway Patrol Set To Start Texting Enforcement July 1st

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The July 4th holiday is this week, and the Kansas Highway Patrol has some important enforcement initiatives that motorists should be aware of. Beginning July 1, and lasting through July 10, the Patrol will be conducting a texting enforcement initiative. Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are violating Kansas’ texting law, and will be citing those observed in ...

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